I want to install a mail server for our office, so that all users (which are running Windows 3.11, Windows 95 and MacOS) could send/receice e-mail to each other as well as to outside internet addresses.
To do this, I thought I'd set up a separate computer where a mail server software would run, which connects to our ISP at predetermined times via a modem connection. I have an own domain name for the company; the WWW part is running on a virtual server at our ISP, but he said it is not a problem to have a different server for e-mail. He can offer SMTP or UUCP connection to exchange messages.
Rather than setting up a WinNT or Linux mail server, I thought that using EIMS 2.0 would save me much hassle. I have a spare Mac IIci, which, according to the indications in Qualcomm's WWW pages, is sufficient to have EIMS running. I would just need a NuBus 10Base-T card, but this should not be a problem.
But there are some questions remaining:
- Can EIMS 2.0 be used at all for dial-up connections or does it want a permanent connection? EIMS 1.2 freeware obviously wants permanent connection, but I did not see anything mentioned in the EIMS 2.0 description.
- Can EIMS be used to dial at pre-determined times, exchange messages and hang up again? Or is it possible to do this with AppleScript?
- The Qualcomm web pages don't say what the maximum number of users (addresses) is, and how the number of users/addresses affects memory usage. They only write: "even small organizations can have hundreds of people using different aliases and host multiple domains".
- EIMS 2.0 is "sold electronically". Has anyone dealt with this purchasemethod? And why can't I use it when I am not "inside the United States and Canada", as Qualcomm writes?
Thank you for any tips and experiences. Christian.